If your headed to Universal, you gotta think about the food!
That the cool thing about many of the resturants, you are able to step into themed dining that reminds you of shows and movies!
Sure, they have all the standard fare, but if you want more than just typical theme park food, hot dogs, fries and chicken strips, take a seat at one of our “Best Restaurant” picks.
We’ve included a few from CityWalk as well, which comes in handy if you are looking for a fun place to eat but don’t want to use a park ticket (or need a bite to eat as you travel, Universal makes you walk off those calories!)
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Three Broomsticks-Islands of Adventure
For Harry Potter fans, this place is a must!
The Three Broomsticks comes to life in Hogsmeade. The decor is dark and creepy and looks just like the kind of place you would expect wizards to dine at.
Feast on items like: fish and chips, smoked chicken, ribs, Cornish pasties (beef pot pie) or a salad. Or maybe you’re up for the Great Feast, this platter feeds four and is piled high with delicious rotisserie chicken quarters, spareribs, roasted potatoes and full size corn on the cob!
You can also order a Butterbeer and be just like Harry, who tried his first Butterbeer here at the Three Broomsticks!
Don’t forget to look in the rafters, you might be surprised at what you will find!
Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville- CityWalk
This is THE restaurant that you will hear most adults talking about.
This lively restaurant has a tropical vibe with ship masts and palm trees inside, truly a ‘margaritiville’ getaway!
Guests of all ages are welcome and can dine on fish tacos, island kabobs, shrimp scampi pasta, jerk alfredo chicken pasta and a variety of burgers and sandwiches.
Don’t forget about the Mom and Dad Juice! Adults can indulge in a full menu of margaritas and cocktails.
Plus, they’ve got some rocking live performers and music. It’s highly entertaining for dinner, or just swing by for drinks and enjoy the show!
Mythos Restaurant-Islands of Adventure
This restaurant is named “mythos” which means narrative, story or fable and it definitely lives up to that name.
It feels ancient and filled with secrets.
It is built inside of a cavern complete with waterfalls and large obsure windows. But forget about the sites, check out the food!
The food is a mix of Mediterranean, American and Asian which includes Pad Thai, lamb burgers, gnocchi bolognese and beef medallions. (they have kid favorites too!)
While the food is awesome, make sure you grab some pics! This is definitely an insta-worthy spot.
Cafe 4 Marvel Character Dinner- Islands of Adventure
If you’ve ever wanted to dine with your favorite superheros (DUH, who hasn’t), head to Islands of Adventure.
Not only can you meet with the character, but you can relax in the AC. That’s a win win in my book!
Guests have their choice of a variety of entrees at this all you can eat buffet. Load up on fresh salads, fresh mozzarella & tomato, fresh fruit, penne bolognese, stuffed shells, roasted rosemary lemon chicken and specialty pizzas, desserts and bread and more!
The best part is, you will get a visit from Marvel characters, usually, Spider-Man, Captain America, Rogue, Storm and Wolverine.
I loveeeee doing this one as an early dinner. Stock up on some great eats, relax in the AC during that super hot 4 pm heat and then hit up the parks for the rest of the night!
Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen- CityWalk
Willy Wonka’s candy factory meets steampunk!
Weird right? But it totally works.
Themed in 19 century industrial decor, the ceilings are high and the atmosphere is buzzing.
Food choices include: braised short ribs, wild mushroom and chicken risotto, pasta, burgers and flatbreads.
The food is delicious but you must save room for dessert! They are famous for their specialty milkshakes. Mason jars are stuffed with not just the milkshake, but sweet goodies like cupcakes, cookies and rice crispy treats too!
A few options are Heavenly Hazelnut, Cookie Jar, Strawberry Cheesecake, Red Velvet and Espresso Buzzzz. They also offer many varieties of sundaes and pies.
What are YOU eating at Universal?
It’s hard to go wrong with these Universal dining choices, but there are many other options in both parks and CityWalk.
You certainly won’t go hungry! I have had to wait at a few of these places, but the lines are a lot better than Disney World when it comes to food.
Tell me, what are you looking forward to eating at Universal? Let us know your favorites!